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Melanye Smith

Contributing Faculty

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

School of Criminal Justice

Degree Program M.S. Criminal Justice

I am a community policing and Organizational Management expert with 25+ years of experience in law enforcement as an administrator and trainer. I enjoyed a twenty-five-year career as a law enforcement officer, manager, and administrator in the Nation’s Capital. I served as the Executive Director of Public Safety and Security for college. I have held numerous leadership positions in law enforcement, homeland security, and higher education.

I have been teaching and training in some form or the other for over twenty-five years. I have taught courses in leadership, management, ethics, business, criminal justice and computer forensics (NCIS type). I am currently a gubernatorial appointee on the Maryland Handgun Roster Board.

I previously taught Homeland Security, emergency management and business ethics at several different educational institutions. When I am not teaching, I travel around the country as a Consultant training police and firefighters in management, leadership, and ethics. I am committed to lifelong learning.

Courses Taught

CRJS 6213 - Controversies in Criminal Justice

CRJS 6137 - The Nature of Crime

CRJS 8350 - HSTCL Contemp Issues in Criminal Hustice

CRJS 8351 - Policy Anyls In Crimnal Justice System

CRJS 8352 - Puting Thry Pract Crml Jus Admin.

CRJS 9000 - Dissertation

CRJS 8000 - Foundations of Doctoral Study

Education

PhD, Capella University - Minn, MN United States

MA, University of Phoenix - Columbia, MD United States

BA, Washington Adventist University - Takoma Park , MD United States

Awards / Honors

Presidential Scholar, Capella University, 2009

Distinguished Service Award- Franklin Square Civic, , 1993

Outstanding Police Service, , 1992

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